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New York Times, Saturday, December 12, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,802
Across
1. Crumpet's relative. : PANCAKE
8. Wrangles. : BICKERS
15. Dodged. : AVOIDED
16. Siren. : LORELEI
17. Contents of a piggy bank. : NESTEGG
18. Unity. : ONENESS
19. Untrained. : GREEN
20. Particles. : IOTAS
22. Early in the 11th century. : MII
23. Valid. : SOUND
25. Curl of hair. : TRESS
27. Here: Fr. : ICI
30. Metal bars. : INGOTS
33. Noun or adjective suffix. : ENT
34. Arranged again. : REMADE
36. Extinct bird. : MOA
37. And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
39. In a body. : ENMASSE
41. Irish poet and playwright. : DUNSANY
43. Roofing material. : TAR
44. 155. : CLV
46. Fencing position. : TIERCE
47. Quito Indian. : KITO
48. Breakfast dish. : OMELET
50. Moreover. : YES
51. Auguries. : OMENS
53. Old-time shield. : TARGE
55. For each. : PER
56. Stop!: Naut. : AVAST
59. Author of Baron Munchausen tales. : RASPE
63. Yellow pigment from plants grown in darkness. : ETIOLIN
65. More burdensome. : HEAVIER
67. Moved slowly. : CRAWLED
68. Men of Qumran monastery. : ESSENES
69. Family in "The Miracle Worker." : KELLERS
70. Dinner course. : DESSERT
Down
1. Spasm of distress. : PANG
2. State. : AVER
3. Roman ___. : NOSE
4. Refers to by way of example. : CITES
5. Tissues in the upper part of the throat. : ADENOIDS
6. Wooden container. : KEG
7. Lace trim. : EDGING
8. Smudge. : BLOT
9. Small island near Scotland. : IONA
10. Top. : CREST
11. Awareness. : KEN
12. Simple as ABC. : ELEMENTARY
13. The Maquis of France, W. W. II. : RESISTANCE
14. Pork fishes of Puerto Rico. : SISIS
21. Around-the-world flier, 1947. : ODOM
24. Branch of the United Nations. : UNESCO
26. Poet Lizette. : REESE
27. Anger. : IRE
28. Unit of measure. : CENTIMETRE
29. Of no significance. : IMMATERIAL
31. Clump of greenery. : TOD
32. To fry quickly: Fr. : SAUTER
35. Brother of Moses. : AARON
38. Alkaline solutions. : LYES
40. Stately tree. : ELM
42. Herbage with shining spikelets. : NITGRASS
45. Old hands. : VETS
47. Small coin in Moscow. : KOPECK
49. Covered with wooden strips. : LATHED
52. La ___, Illinois. : SALLE
54. Part of a roof. : EAVES
57. Four: Ger. : VIER
58. Conjunctions. : ANDS
60. Mathematical term. : SINE
61. Equal. : PEER
62. Whilom. : ERST
64. Tu-whit tu-whoo bird. : OWL
66. Direction: Abbr. : ESE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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